Josephine’s Restaurant seats up to 120 guests in the Pavilion Room, and our converted original Shearing Shed can accommodate up to 30 with a roaring fire, its the perfect setting for a more intimate affair. Both can be joined together to seat up to 150 people.  It overlooks the grounds of the Briars with its gardens and unique natural surrounds. With its rustic character combined with its ambiance, the atmosphere is set.

Josephine’s has the style, grace and character of “Josephine” – wife of Napoleon Bonaparte, for whom the restaurant is named. The property has, through the Balcombe family, founders of The Briars, historic links with Napoleon Bonaparte.

We can accommodate weddings with guests from 25 to 150 people, up to 100 seated or up to 150 for a cocktail party. Our functions co-ordinator can assist you to create your own individual theme for the occasion.

Now available…personalised labels for your wine bottles. May be ordered for bonbonerie,gifts,parents,bridal party thank you’s.


Wedding Venue Options

Our functions offer mouth watering dishes, varying in taste and style. In conference with our chef and our function co-ordinator can tailor a menu to suit your individual requirements.

Following are our range of wedding menu selection. We are happy to accommodate any requests for special dietary requirements.

Josephine’s Restaurant’s reputation for excellence and interesting selections extends to our comprehensive Wine list which offers a variety of local and regional Australian wines.


  • Black, Burgundy or White Table Linen and Serviettes in a choice of colours
  • Flower bottles
  • Candle holders & vases if required
  • Chair Covers for Bridal Table
  • Complete co ordination of your wedding through consultation with our experienced & professional staff.
  • Wedding Cake table, Cake knife, Gift Table
Additional Items
  • Room Hire Fee – NO CHARGE
  • Extra chair covers $8.00 per chair

There is a 10% discount for all weddings that are held on a weekday.